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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2015, 04:41:11 PM »
Ghost is working now so won't see my email until this evening.  So, with you in UTC +3 and Ghost and me in UTC -5, I guess you'll need to be patient.  In the meantime, you can explore.


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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2015, 05:31:37 PM »
Ghost is working now so won't see my email until this evening.  So, with you in UTC +3 and Ghost and me in UTC -5, I guess you'll need to be patient.  In the meantime, you can explore.

Thanks, Corrine.

It would be a great idea if I could travel to USA, find a job and live there! This would solve the hour zones issue and many others as well!  :laugh:
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2015, 09:22:55 PM »
I never used Brasero; I'm more familiar with k3b.
After looking around, I found the Brasero wiki so this might help with question #2.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Brasero

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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2015, 12:52:44 AM »
I had more to add but I kept get a 404 error for this site so I copied my notes and saved in note pad so I could paste them later.
This will answer questions #3 and #5

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=202039&p=1050333&hilit=unzip#p1050333
this explains how to unzip

You might want to look around the Linux Mint forums to see if there is anything else you might want to know.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=126&sid=0a1534b1d9b95a80daa69ddd127b49c6

This will answer the 2nd part of #2, how to install packages (called programs in Windows and apps in Android and Windows 10).
The only package manager I know well is Synaptic. I'm not sure if that is what Mint uses.
Ah, seems it does  To open in Cinnamon: Click Menu , then Administration, then Package Manager.
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1525

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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2015, 01:17:59 AM »
There was a hardware failure by the hosting company so the site was down for a while.  SpyDie got most everything back up.


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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2015, 10:15:45 AM »
Hi DR M,
I will be working all day today and this evening ive got to replace the rotor, caliper, and pads on the right rear of my truck so it will be late before i get in to do anything. Just to let you know;-)

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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2015, 02:34:27 PM »
Thank you, Ghost.

Take your time to fix your truck.

Meanwhile, I explore Linux Mint and I like it very much. I tried Ubuntu last year, but something was gone wrong and I could not use it. So, yesterday I installed Mint. The environment is not far from Windows, and it's easy for someone without knowledge about Unix to work on it. The only thing that makes me concerned is LibreOffice, as it has some compatibility issues with Microsoft Office, so I'm working on it now, to take the maximum result. I also have to say that the old computer works like a new one (except from the battery which died, and I need to have it on the a/c power all the time). I'M very happy with it!

I will wait for your suggestions about the whole thing.
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #37 on: August 15, 2015, 02:48:56 PM »
Linux Mint 17.2 (Rafaella) is LTS (Long Term Support).  Techie sent me a link to the documentation forthe Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon version.  Although not Rafaella, it should have common information that may be helpful.  http://www.linuxmint.com/documentation/user-guide/Cinnamon/english_17.2.pdf



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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2015, 05:58:35 PM »
Thanks, Corrine. I will take a look on the guide.

Plodr, I thank you too! I just noticed your replies! Sorry!

I hope that the Forum's last night's problems are permanently solved. I don't know if it's a coincident, but the problem with the smilies above returned. Instead od the smilies, I have their titles. E.g., Pretty flowers, Mitch's Blue Balloon, Beer anyone? etc.
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #39 on: August 15, 2015, 07:17:03 PM »
Yes, Panos, it appears that the "images" folder was damaged.  So avatars uploaded to the server, the smilies you mentioned, our favicon and "spyware cooker". 


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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2015, 07:37:28 PM »
Yes, Panos, it appears that the "images" folder was damaged.  So avatars uploaded to the server, the smilies you mentioned, our favicon and "spyware cooker".

Yes, I didn't notice all these before. I hope you will take care of our forum. I wish I could help.  :rose:
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2015, 03:03:50 PM »

Hi Dr. M,
i see you have played with Mint 17.2 enough to like it. Thats a good start;-).

I personally didnt like the default theme so installed the Oxygen Icon Theme from Synaptic Package Manager and love it;-).

As far a Libreoffice i never use it. I just dont have any doc's that i need Libreoffice for. Wish i could be more help.

One of the big things i like about Linux in general is this:
I have my wifes old HP Deskjet 6122 and her old flatbed scanner a Canon CanoScan Lide50 which i use and didnt have to install any software. They both work with all the tools. What i did was plug them in and rebooted. Bingo they worked. I did check for updates and yes there was a very few but after i d/l'ed the updates it didnt seem to make any difference. They just work;-).

I also did the same thing with my Ion camera and my Canon powershot A2300 camera with the exception that i didnt reboot (dont think a reboot is needed)  I now just plug in either and when the icon pops up on the desktop i double click the icon that pops up and presto there are the pics or movie. nice, very nice;-).

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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2015, 05:04:27 PM »
Yes, I like it, and I prefer to ''play'' with it instead of the new OS Windows 10, which is not yet ready for my computer!!! I find it more interesting.

Thanks for the tip about portable devices. I didn't try it yet, but I will have it in mind.

As for the LibreOffice, is the only, THE ONLY thing that I don't like. And I don't mean that the software has something wrong. It has, however, compatibility issues with Microsoft Office. As everybody here uses Microsoft Office, it's difficult to use LibreOffice. For example, I tried to open my thesis with LO. Many things changed. Even when I edited margins and alignment, to be the same with MO, the whole thing is different. More compatibilities issues occur with presentations. Someone could not prepare a presentation in LO and go and present it with MO. It would be a real mess. 

I will return with new questions soon. :)
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #43 on: August 16, 2015, 05:18:07 PM »
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Re: Windows Vs Linux
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2015, 05:28:28 PM »
Have you seen this Panos - http://www.howtogeek.com/171565/how-to-install-microsoft-office-on-linux/

It may help

Hi, Mike. Thank you. Yes, I have seen it. I tend to use Wine and check it, but I don't have older versions of Office which work better with it, as the article says. But I will give it a try.

Something else I would like to share with you: When I had Windows XP in this computer (and then Ubuntu, for a little), there was no sound. Now, the sound returned, and ... it sounds good!
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